Southern Illinois Pride Prom this weekend


Rainbow Cafe is hosting their first community Pride Prom at Garden Grove in Carbondale this weekend.

The center is calling for people to get their gayest formalwear ready for a night of drag performances, drinks, music, and activities.

Southern Illinois Pride Prom is open for everyone regardless of age. Tickets are limited but are still available as of Wednesday. Tickets are available on Eventbrite:

Nominations for Pride Prom King, Queen, and In-Between are open until Friday, May 20. Pride Prom Royalty is reserved for those ages 13 through 25. Royalty voting will commence throughout Pride Prom and results will be announced near the end of the evening.

Featured drag performers will be:
Blanche DuBois
Faim Lee Jewls
Jodie Santana
Leiyana Santana
Kailey Santana
Idina Rhimes

Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase, courtesy of Garden Grove, in a reserved 21 and older section. Masking will be optional, but all prom-goers ages 18 and older must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry. Youth ages 17 and under are encouraged to be vaccinated, but are not required.